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Left, Right & Center: Health Care

08/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama has acceded that there won't be a health care plan coming out of Congress before the August recess. Tony says strategically, this could be tricky for him if members go home and constituents get angry and tell them not to move ahead. Bob says he doesn't get why there has to be such a rush...says some reform is worse than the status quo.

And a deeper discussion of single-payer idea takes place. Matt doesn't support single-payer but does support a government plan, whether through vouchers or another idea...he just wants to take the cost of health care on business out of the equation. Matt points to Wyden/Bennett proposal as cost-neutral, per the CBO, but it can't get traction because everyone's trying to protect the employer-based system.